Don't overlook mid-size firms: HSBC report

Mid-size companies get less attention than their smaller and larger peers but actually play a crucial role in Singapore's economy. -BT

Analyst: Alibaba model works, so buy the stock

Alibaba's stock slump this year has unnerved many of the company's shareholders, but for UBS analyst Eric Sheridan, this is just a part of the growing pains. -CNBC

Disillusioned ex-players haunted by lack of job security

The controversial rule was rescinded within three weeks after anti-discrimination watchdog Tripartite Alliance for Fair and Progressive Employment Practices expressed concern. -ST

50 per cent personal income tax rebate granted to all taxpayers

Capped at $1,000, the rebate will be granted automatically to all eligible taxpayers and changes will be reflected in their tax bills. -AsiaOne

Goldman S'pore investor bank team down by a third

Retirement, transfers and redundancies lead to 15 departures while bank says it remains committed to Singapore. -BT

S'pore again leads Asia in real estate investment

The report by CBRE Research showed Asia's outbound real estate investment hit a record $54.6 billion in 2014, an increase of 23 per cent year on year. -BT

Malaysia Airlines to trim capacity

But its domestic routes and regional flights in ASEAN and the Asia-Pacific will be beefed up. -BT

Industrial building next to Bendemeer Station fetches $88m

Buyer likely eyeing capital appreciation of the property in the medium term, say market watchers. -BT

Firms moving to meet minimum trading price rule

Some propose share consolidation to get share price up during grace period. -ST

Putting the buzz back in SGX trading

It is not as though the stock market hasn't endured a similar period of famine, only to enjoy a bountiful feast later. -ST

Luxury shopping hub Hong Kong records worst retail sales since SARS

While a late Lunar New Year was partly to blame, economists say protracted pro-democracy protests hurt tourism. -Reuters

Boardrooms in Singapore still lagging in gender diversity

When it comes to female representation in the corporate boardroom, Singapore still trails most key cities in Asia, says global recruitment firm Hays. -BT

Bill Gates still world's richest man, Forbes says

The Microsoft co-founder's fortune increased $3.2 billion since last year to $79.2 billion (S$108.1 billion). -AFP

Facebook bid to help SMEs in Thailand

With the high rate of mobile-device usage among Thais, more businesses were turning to Facebook to drive their strategies. -The Nation/ANN

Budget 2015: Families can help housewives 'reap benefits' from CPF

More e-learning options that stay-home mothers can access from home, so that they can keep their skills updated. -My Paper



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